Kenya’s Revenue Authority KRA has impounded 21 motor vehicles whose value is estimated to be around Ksh 30million.
The 21 motor vehicles were seized following an operation that was conducted by the Kenya revenue Authority KRA enforcement units in parts of Mombasa county, Lunga Lunga and Taita Taveta county at the Kenyan coast.
According to deputy commissioner of KRA Southern region Mr. Nicholas Kinoti, the vehicles were impounded after the owners failed to submit valid import documents as required by the law.
He also said the motive behind the operation is to eradicate all forms of contraband goods including motor vehicles from entering into the country illegally.
Speaking at Central police station in Mombasa Island where the 21 motor vehicles are currently being held, he insisted that investigation is still ongoing and if established that some of the vehicles are over age, then KRA will proceed and condemn them.
He added that the owners of the 21 vehicles are being investigated and if found to have violated the law will be arrested and charged in court for contravening section 117 of East African customs management community act, 2004.